Minutes of the April 9, 2011 meeting of the Weld Amateur Radio Society

Meeting called to order by Willie W5WIW at 9:12 am

Introductions around the room

  1. Name and Call Sign
  2. What State did you get your first ham license in?

Minutes from last meeting approved

Treasurer's report Berry N0OYM

Repeater report Berry N0OYM

  1. Both repeaters and IRLP node are up and running
  2. Still some noise on 2 Meters

Old Business

  1. Having our meetings at a restaurant. Bill K6UPE-Golden Corral too expensive, can use room at Egg and I on 23rd, open until the end of the year. Randy's is moving so would want to wait until they are moved to see their facilities. Tabled until next meeting
  2. Do we want to do something for Kids Day? Tabled until next meeting
  3. Are we going to work with NCARC for Field Day?
  4. Do we want to try to set up a station at Greeley Stampede. Willie W5WIW will meet with people at Stampede and see if they want the club out there.
  5. Are we getting a mount for the antenna? Willie is almost done building one.

New Business

  1. Would the club like to have a cookout at field day? Motion to have food at field day- motion carried
  2. Would the club be willing to help pay for the food/drinks? Motion carried

Show and Tell

  1. Maurice- showed his new service dog, Kolbe
  2. Next month-Steve Blois from the EOC

Upcoming Events

  1. June 3 Wyoming State ARRL Convention (Cheyenne, WY)
  2. June 4 Montrose ARC 10th Annual Tailgate Party (Delta, CO)
  3. June 18 Kid's Day
  4. June 25th and 26th Field Day
  5. July 16 Pike Peak Radio Amateur Assc. Megafest (Monument, CO)
  6. Aug 5-7 Taos, New Mexico Rocky Mountain Division Convention
  7. Aug 21 Denver Radio Club Hamfest (Golden CO)
  8. Sept 25 Boulder Amateur Radio Club BARCfest (Longmont, CO)

Additional Comments
Davw W0EDW talked about some interesting things that happened in the last week or so.

Meeting adjourned at 9:56

Next meeting May 14,2011 at 9am at Union Hall in Greeley.